Do you have a static IP at your remote site ? If yes, Say it's 126.96.36.199.
Here is a very dirty way to do it. On your PC that has a dynamic IP, Run a command prompt with
[code:1]ping 188.8.131.52 -t[/code:1]
Then use a sniffer at your remote site. watch those ping packets and check thier source address.
A better way is to have an FTP server/account. And let your ISP machine sechedule a transfer of a file (say IP.txt) that contains your IP. Any time you want your IP. you could simply login to the FTP server and fetch that file.
If you have dynDNS or any other service of this sort, the router must notify the service that the IP has changed. Correct? And for this to happen, the router must be configured to do so. Am I right? Or can the update be done from any computer behind the router?
Now supose there is a Dynamic DNS service attributed to this site that I do not know about. But I do have the real IP address. Is it possible to find out the dynDNS site name?
Re: ? Get IP from remote site ?
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The DynDNS service works by installing a small application onto a machine within the network. It then connects to the DynDNS Servers and the servers/services are able to detect the IP Address the request is coming from and update the necessary DNS entries.
If you have the dyndns address, then you can use
to do a lookup on that address to find the ip address.
Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to keep a reverse lookup so you would be unable to find out the site name from the real ip address (well, the service is use doesn't)
Someone has written a small program to obtain the IP attributed to the router on a client's site. The program works well. So I am thinking that he must be using some sort of Dynamic DNS service. But for sure it is not the router that calls DynDNS for an updaste of the IP. Só I am now thinking :roll: , Does DynDNS detect a change of IP automatically? Because if it does not, it must be a machine within the network comunicating with DynDNS. Or he's using some special formula.
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